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Posted on:2/26/13 9:39 AM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 21 people   
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caper81 said...
Wow! Great knock-off :) Impressive! I like how you have both dresses shown, very cool :)
2/26/13 10:03 AM
Fabric Hog said...
Love the photoshoping on the photo! And you did a great job of explaining how you got there. Good job!
2/26/13 11:21 AM
MaryDB said...
L thedress;looks terrific on you. I am especially impressed with the invisible zipper - boy that hot pink zipper doesn't peek out at all. Nice work!
2/26/13 11:23 AM
Mufffet said...
O.K....AWESOME! This is SO cute and well suited to you, and the fit is excellent. Such a nice job of creating your own pattern.
2/26/13 12:07 PM
Quickie said...
Nice flattering dress
2/26/13 12:08 PM
HawkeMorningStar7 said...
Amazing reproduction, just fabulous. I LOVE the brocade
2/26/13 12:26 PM
Nan Kay said...
This is so worth all of the work you put in to it! Excellent review, as usual, and a super great dress!
2/26/13 12:29 PM
slmstyle said...
Great job on your knockoff and all of your detailed pattern and sewing work. Thanks for the great review as well!
2/26/13 2:03 PM
Terri A said...
Super detailed review - love it! The dress is outstanding and perfect on you.
2/26/13 2:32 PM
Barbara V said...
Very wonderful dress, great knock-off and a super flattering style on you.
2/26/13 3:50 PM
mm said...
Great review and great dress.
2/26/13 5:03 PM
Sharon1952 said...
That is one beautiful dress and so flattering to your size and coloring. Nice fabric choice.
2/26/13 6:01 PM
carolynw said...
Really fabulous dress and great review
2/26/13 6:29 PM
mochalover said...
Great knock-off!!! And I love the dress, it looks great on you.
2/26/13 7:07 PM
Wino said...
Looks great! That's a beautiful color for you.
2/26/13 7:11 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Fantastic knock off and review. Love how you've photoshopped her next to you on the sidewalk.
2/26/13 7:43 PM
ArtAttack said...
Yes! You nailed it! Great job and super helpful review! Good luck in the contest!
2/26/13 8:07 PM
SewWil said...
Wonderful job knocking off this dress! Your dress turned out great. Thanks for the detailed review. I always appreciate the time you put in to writing your review.s
2/26/13 8:43 PM
sewnotwork said...
It's a lovely dress. Well done!
2/26/13 11:04 PM
BlueSkysAhead said...
wonderful clone. Yours looks nicer with the fabric used. You did wonderful on the photo chop also. Thats a gift in itself.. Good luck on the contest.
2/26/13 11:19 PM
wimmie said...
great review, lovely dress. quite becoming on you.
2/27/13 2:25 PM
Danvillegirl said...
Great review and impressive knock off!
2/27/13 6:34 PM
ManiMayor said...
I love your version, the neckline is great and the sleeves are indeed super flattering. Good call on choosing the brocade. I think it has a better hand than the fabric in the original. You've got my vote!
3/4/13 1:33 PM
GwenH said...
Nice knockoff. $1870 savings, lol. Looks great on you.
3/5/13 12:34 PM
ElizabethDee said...
This is beautiful and so flattering. Wonderful work!
3/6/13 7:42 AM
trishapatk said...
It's very charming in a nice, understated way. The color is very flattering with your coloring too. I enjoy reading your reviews, the little comments such as the one about Butterick "getting sassy in it's old age" are funny. Thanks for another wonderful review.
3/6/13 10:54 AM
Aroura said...
Great job, this knock-off is spot on, and looks great on you!
3/9/13 1:22 PM
sooolution said...
3/11/13 2:22 AM
Cici Cotton said...
Congrats! It looks great. I also wanted to thank you for putting together info on how to upload photos. Terri A. posted it in the contest discussion. It was a great help. Love your dress and review.
3/11/13 5:33 AM
anne jewell said...
seems like you had fun--and lots of work! a great result.--anne
3/13/13 5:03 PM
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